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  1. buffingp
    07-16-2013 08:09 PM - permalink
    When you paid for your visa, how did you pay for it? I'm hearing conflicting accounts of people paying well over the current exchange rate in USD. I'm planning on doing it my credit card on the paper application.

    Thanks for your help, and no worries if you can't respond.
  2. bashishot
    05-31-2013 05:38 PM - permalink
    Yes!!! And going to see an Australian movie haha
  3. jmcd16
    05-29-2013 03:44 PM - permalink
    I'm surviving. Visa granted, but I'm stuck here until the end of this contract. My partner lost his job shortly after we applied and at that point it was looking like we might be waiting 7-8 months for the visa, so when the opportunity came - I had to take it. Now I'm stuck here for *minimum* another 1.5 months.
    I'm so happy for you that you finally got through! Good luck with the long boring flight and I wish you the best for your new life with the one you love.
  4. Suze Rush
    05-29-2013 07:43 AM - permalink
    Suze Rush
    Sorry I think I missed your message a few weeks back....I got my visa granted on the 16th and next week I am leaving. So excited! How are you?
  5. jmcd16
    05-23-2013 09:55 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the well wishes, guys. I feel like we've leapt over a big hurdle. Still a few little ones left, but that one was looking particularly daunting
  6. lildevil872
    05-21-2013 03:24 AM - permalink
    congrats on getting your visa approved. You deserve it makes me happy to hear about other people's success stories
  7. Maureen
    05-17-2013 12:53 AM - permalink
    Hi jmcd16,
    Frankly I'm not surprised you got your visa grant because you are such a nice and helpful person on this forum. I'm really happy for you. Congrats once again and stay blessed in your new life in Oz...
  8. jmcd16
    05-15-2013 06:34 PM - permalink
    I think it's shameful. Look at those onshore applications that are approved in days! If that is possible then there is no excuse for taking months/years unless there is something questionable in background that needs further testing/deeper background checking. And if there is... then they should TELL you what's going on...
    Have you considered making a complaint to the Global Feedback unit that oversees DIAC?
    Complaint Form:
    Contact Us - Client Feedback - Department of Immigration and Citizenship

    I have thought that as well -- the weeding out the "fakes" thing. But honestly, being apart like this has destroyed and damaged real relationships (not to mention the mental and emotional toll it takes on each individual) -- whereas if it was fake, there'd be no real pain or suffering -- heck, it'd be easier to be apart if it were a fake relationship.
  9. Suze Rush
    05-15-2013 06:10 PM - permalink
    Suze Rush
    Unfortunately still no word.....but I am taking off the 5th of June, I did however find out if for whatever reason after my 3 months on my ETA if I still haven't heard a word I can apply for an extension. Only problem is I feel I've given immigration and whatever other avenue they require enough money....sometimes it's really ridiculous honestly.....but we are pretty much at their mercy and they know that unfortunately. Which also means they may try and weed out the "fakes" by taking so long some have just given up. But those of us who stick through prove our legitimacy 10 fold...that's just my opinion. How about you?
  10. jmcd16
    05-15-2013 02:21 AM - permalink
    I think Suze Rush is ahead of us by far, but she has another CO.

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